Ashdon Farm

Amy Tree, St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6RX

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Our small working sheep farm and CL site is situated in the beautiful south east Cornish countryside in an area of great landscape value. Ashdon Farm is south facing giving uninterrupted, panoramic views over our 100 acres of pasture meadows and woodland. The caravan site itself consists of one acre of land, partly sloping, which is closely mown with hard standing pitches and electric hook-ups (16A). Motor homes are welcome, as are children/pets. Battery charging is available. 

We are located on the border between Cornwall and Devon, providing an ideal base to explore both counties. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers.  Local National Trust properties include Cotehele House just ten minutes drive away, Antony House and Lanhydrock House. The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mount Edgcumbe, The Garden House, Buckland Abbey, the home of Sir Francis Drake, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors are easily reached.

The site is adjacent to our beautiful woodland and lakes which are available exclusively for the use and enjoyment of Club members. We have spent the past 25 years creating a natural wildlife haven around our ponds and lakes with plantings of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and conifers. In spring the woodland floor is carpeted with snowdrops, native daffodils and primroses followed by bluebells and red campion. For the avid bird watcher our resident wild birds include Kingfisher, Buzzard, Kestrel, Long tailed Tit, Tree-creeper, Nuthatch and Skylark to mention just a few. 

An excellent country pub serves superb food within two miles in Pillaton village. Also on our doorstep is the world famous Jack Nicklaus designed course at St Mellion Golf and Country Club for those wishing to enjoy a challenging round on this picturesque 18 hole course which is one mile from our site.

Come and explore the beautiful Tamar Valley on our doorstep which has gained international recognition from UNESCO for specific mine sites, landscapes, towns and villages within Cornwall and West Devon. Morwellham Quay is a popular tourist destination offering a unique day out for all the family as featured on BBC's Edwardian Farm. Tavistock and Launceston are two traditional market towns that still maintain their individual charm and character offering many family run shops and restaurants.

The nearby maritime city of Plymouth offers an abundance of attractions including the National Marine Aquarium, the largest in the UK, on the historic Barbican. The pilgrim fathers set sail for America from the Mayflower Steps in 1620. 

Take a boat trip past the Naval Dockyard, under Isambard Kingdom Brunel's rail bridge at Saltash, passing Pentillie Castle and Cotehele Quay to Calstock on the peaceful, scenic River Tamar. 

The quaint fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey are within an easy drive offering an array of shops, restaurants and boat trips. 

The Cornish Coastal Path will give you wonderful views of the sea and land.  We have many leaflets and brochures to help make your stay memorable.

The nearest shops and petrol station can be found in Callington, two miles away.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

Prices

Extras

Price per night for pets: £0.50

Price per night for extra car: £1.00

Price per night for awning: £1.00

Pitches

Types of pitch: grass, hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Lawned site

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Postcode:
PL12 6RX
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GPS:
Lat 50.477584 / Lon -4.295815
OS field ref:
SX369668
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Plymouth (12 miles)

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A gem

This is a little gem...We loved this CL and were only booked for 5 nights but stayed for 7 in the end, as we loved it so much. The views from the caravan were amazing looking down across the fields and into the distance. There is a beautiful walk from the site down to some lakes which belong to the owners. We were amazed! Beautiful azaleas, bright coloured rhodedrons and spring flowers, with little pathways and trickling streams. Stunning! The site is handy to visit Looe Polperro Mevagissy and The Eden Project. Colin and Sue presented us with a large folder of places to visit on our arrival so we were never stuck for places to go. We will definitely use this CL again the next time we visit Cornwall. Thank you Colin and Sue for a most enjoyable stay.

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Lovely quiet spot

We were only able to stay one night but the landlady was lovely and accommodating but not overbearing. Hope we can go back again and stay a bit longer to explore the area :)

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We stayed here for 11 day's. We have never been to this area before. First off we were greeted by the owner who is lovely and gave us a pack of information leaflets for us to read. Our favorite places to visit was Plymouth marina...we parked just by the aquarium centre and walked in from there...was pretty easy from this car park. Also Looe is a must visit. We spent a day on site and down by the 3 lakes (part of this site) so beautiful, peaceful and you can tell this has been really thought out and looked after! Take the fish some bread. Lots of dragon flies down there too! A cheap site to stay which is part of out budget to get sites £10 and under. This worked out at £10 per night. Lots of blackberry's to pick and 2 donkeys up the road to pet 😀 #travelmonkeys
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Excellent CL

Just as a CL should be; peaceful, quiet, relaxing, great views, easy access, clean & tidy and well maintained, friendly and efficient owners and good value for money. We really enjoyed our two weeks on this CL which is ideally situated for access to Dartmoor, Plymouth, west Cornwall etc. A walk through Lydford Gorge (not for the feint of heart) is highly recommended if you are able as are visits to both Cothele and Buckland abbey NT properties. The Coop in Callington is a good local supermarket and there are larger ones in Tavistock (Tesco & Morrisons) and Liskeard (Tesco and Lidl). There is also a lovely Waitrose store on the route to Plymouth. The ponds on site are lovely and well worth the stroll down through the field. Thank you Colin and Sue - we shall be back! Mike & Kathy

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We enjoyed 6 nights on this lovely cl. It was our first time, but won't be the last! Clean, tidy we'll run site with wonderful views. We were welcomed with a wallet full of interesting information/leaflets and 2 recently laid eggs - how lovely! We look forward to coming back in the spring when all the flowers will be out around the ponds and woodland!
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